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The Dynamic Site is Dead

What’s old is new again. Content delivery systems that push static, or ‘flat’ HTML files are back. Jekyll, Middleman,, GitHub Pages have led a new wave of sites — particularly in government — that are being deployed faster, simpler, more securely. The time has come to throw out your database and your backend infrastructure...or has it? Come join a lively discussion on the pitfalls, peril, and ultimate glory involved in deploying content in a post CMS world, and learn how government sites are in fact leading the way.

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  1. Why get rid of our CMS? Isn't a CMS a good thing?
  2. What does 'static website' actually mean?
  3. Implications of going static - how to edit content?
  4. How to start?
  5. What are the security and performance implications?



Danny Chapman, Director of Design, NIC

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